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Kontrol BioCloud Air Testing System Receives $2 Million Investment from Ontario Government.

Earlier this month, Kontrol Energy’s BioCloud technology received a two million dollar investment from the Ontario government. Kontrol, a Canadian energy company with international collaborators, was founded in 2015, and has made a name for itself through it’s use of technological innovation to address modern problems, such as energy efficiency, air quality and carbon emissions.    Kontrol’s new BioCloud technology is a…

Diagnostics Techreport
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Detecting COVID-19 Using AI, a Cough and a Smartphone

MIT researchers have found a new angle: applying AI to detect COVID-19 in an asymptomatic patient. From a cough. Recorded by a phone. Earlier this year, researchers from MIT solicited tens of thousands of recorded “forced” (i.e. not naturally occurring) coughs from over 5,300 subjects – both COVID-positive and COVID-negative…

Therapeutics
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Dexamethasone: The Covid-19 Coronavirus Treatment That Trump Received

Dexamethasone: The treatment that Trump received for Covid-19 has side Effects. Forbes writer and highly credential science and health expert Bruce Y. Lee, offers an entertaining and insightful look at the Dexamethasone and its side effects. Lee points out that it is a corticosteroid, which is a class of steroid hormones…

Vaccines
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Progress Report on Vaccines in Development.

The Washington Post has produced an exceptional work on vaccines and their progress.  It does a wonderful job describing the complexity of vaccine development using infographics. Some of the key points. Researchers in the United States set an audacious goal in January to develop a coronavirus vaccine within 12 to…

Germ Security
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Indoor Air Purification as a Method of COVID-19 Containment

With many countries, such as England and Germany, choosing to re-impose stringent lockdowns amidst a third wave of coronavirus infections, the incentive for businesses to find alternative ways to continue operating is higher than ever. Given that mask-wearing and social distancing are less viable in winter temperatures, the question of…